BIOL 111 - Anatomy and Physiology I

This course provides the first half of a comprehensive survey of the structures and functions of the human organ systems. Topics include cytology and histology, and the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. A lab component is included. Biology 111 is appropriate for students who intend to enter the health professions.


Credits:  4


Hours: 105 (Lecture Hours: 45; Seminars/Tutorials: 15; Laboratory Hours: 45)


Total Weeks:  15


- "B" or higher in Biology 12, Anatomy and Physiology 12, Biology 050, or Biology 101 within five years of program start date.
- "B" or higher in Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 040 within five years of program start date. (Chemistry 12 is strongly recommended.)


Non-Course Prerequisites: 




Course Content:
- Homeostasis, cell and cell membrane transport
- Tissue types
- Integumentary system
- Muscloskeletal system
- Central and peripheral nervous system
- Sensory perception
- Endocrine system
- Blood
Lab content may include the following areas:
Lab safety, use of a microscope, anatomical terminology, tissue identification, integumentary system, skeletal system and axial skeleton, appendicular skeleton and articulations, muscular system, central and peripheral nervous systems, anatomy of eye and ear, sensory perception, endocrine system, and blood.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology to differentiate normal from abnormal when conducting physical assessment of patients
- Utilize correct terminology when communicating with other members of the health care team
- Apply concepts of anatomy and physiology to the study of pathophysiology
- Apply lab activities to the clinical setting
- Explain how the concepts of basic anatomy and physiology apply to the maintenance of health and prevention of disease



Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade: NLC's standard University Arts and Sciences minimum passing grade of "D" (50%) is applicable. See below for grade requirements related to transfer credit.


Other Pertinent Information Relevant to Transfer: NLC's BIOL 111 (4) transfers to UNBC as HHSC 111: Anatomy and Physiology I (4). UNBC requires a minimum final course grade of "B-" (2.67 GPA) in BIOL 111 for admission into the Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program. UNBC also requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all 60 credits transferred into the Northern Baccalaureate Nursing program. Students are encouraged to check minimum final grade requirements for transfer credit into other nursing or health programs. A minimum final course grade of "C" (2.00 GPA) or higher may be required.  


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.